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Vanishing Skyscraper or 50 Shades of White

Vanishing Skyscraper or 50 Shades of White

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 22)

The Moscow-City business quarter has already become a symbol of modern Moscow, but construction in this area is still under way. And a new skyscraper over 400 m high will be impressive epilogue of this story. The project of the super-high building was developed in the bureau of famous Russian architect Sergey Skuratov under his direct supervision. This is not the first project of a skyscraper designed by the maestro, but certainly one of the most significant in his professional career. It will also become a landmark in Moscow as it will imply a final stage of the city’s image formation as its dominant and compositionally unifying element. The unique feature of the new skyscraper is that in its lower part it will be dazzling white, standing out against the background of its surroundings and contrasting with the gold Mercury Tower located nearby. Along the height of the building the color will fade until the skyscraper becomes transparent at the top and disappears in the sky. Sergey Skuratov has shared a story how this image was born in an interview to the correspondent of the Tall Buildings magazine.

 

Justice in Renzo Piano Style

Justice in Renzo Piano Style

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 32)

Distinguished Italian architect Renzo Piano presented his latest successfully implemented project in the capital of France. The new landmark building, comparable in height and unique silhouette to the Eiffel Tower, is a modern version of the Palace of Justice, made in accordance with the latest trends in the construction of buildings of increased complexity and compliance with the standards of “green” architecture.

Singapore Champion

Singapore Champion

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 40)

Oasia Hotel Downtown is an impressive sample of a sustainable modern skyscraper that is ideally suited for a hot and humid tropical climate. The project was implemented  in 2017, and soon it has already won the prestigious top prize of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), in the “2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide” nomination.

Standard for Megacorporations

Standard for Megacorporations

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 46)

Tencent is the first company in Asia valued above $500 billion, the world’s fourth-largest internet business, and the most innovative company in China. Just as Tencent’s products transform the way society uses technology, the design of its headquarters re-envisions what the future skyscraper could look like and how it could function, not just for Tencent employees, but for workers everywhere.

Hide-and-Seek with Sun

Hide-and-Seek with Sun

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 52)

The development of high-rise buildings construction industry greatly affects the appearance of cities around the world. Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, is no exception to this rule - every year there are more and more iconic buildings that are not inferior to the skyscrapers of China, the United States and many other leaders in the global tall buildings construction.

Olympic Vanke Centre and Evergreen Ginkgo

Olympic Vanke Centre and Evergreen Ginkgo

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 58)

LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd. (LWK) has successfully reinterpreted the podium-tower typology with Olympic Vanke Centre. Led by LWK Director Ferdinand Cheung, design team created this innovative working hub, which promotes interactions, active engagement and sustainability.

Giants Competition

Giants Competition

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 64)

Set to revolutionize Melbourne’s skyline, six shortlisted designs by some of the world’s best architects have been revealed as part of the Southbank by Beulah competition. From twisting towers, interlocking blocks, a propeller penthouse, stacked neighborhoods, vertical cities and an illuminated cloud, the winning concept is expected to draw global attention with all six designs imbuing extraordinary innovation.

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills

(Issue of a magazine 3/2018, page 82)

The Roppongi Hills mixed-use complex built in 2003 has become one of the most impressive projects demonstrating capabilities offered by the modern urban space. Despite the fact that its construction was finished more than ten years ago, this Tokyo district is still distinguished among others due to its unusual architecture, elaborated infrastructure and comfortable public spaces. The main vertical dominant of the architectural ensemble is Roppongi Hills Mori Tower that has become not only the important attraction in Japan but also entered the list of the highest buildings in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Cordial Handshake

Cordial Handshake

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 26)

The article devoted to the headquarters of Astra International, one of the most prominent compa­nies of Indonesia. The towers were created for Jakarta’s Central Business District and represent not only a brilliant sight to behold, but also functional and environmentally sus­tainable structure.

Viva! Generale!

Viva! Generale!

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 34)

The “twisting” tower in Milano City Life, named today Generali Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects powerfully soars above the city, being anew landmark with a futuristic mood.